Margaliot (Hebrew: מַרְגָּלִיּוֹת; Arabic: هونين‎) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located along the border with Lebanon in the Upper Galilee, near the town of Kiryat Shmona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 400,[1] most of them Jews of Iranian Kurdistan descent.


View of Margaliot
View of Margaliot
Margaliot is located in Northeast Israel
Coordinates: 33°12′52″N 35°32′41″E / 33.21444°N 35.54472°E / 33.21444; 35.54472Coordinates: 33°12′52″N 35°32′41″E / 33.21444°N 35.54472°E / 33.21444; 35.54472
CouncilMevo'ot HaHermon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byJewish immigrants from Yemen and Iraq.


Château Neuf Crusader Fortress

State of IsraelEdit

Margaliot was established in 1951, by Jewish immigrants from Yemen and Iraq, on the site of the Palestinian town of Hunin, which itself was a village based on[2] the site as rebuilt by Crusaders. The moshav was renamed after Chaim Margaliot Kalverisky, who headed the Jewish Colonization Association in the Galilee in the early twentieth century, and participated in the establishment of several Jewish settlements in the area.[citation needed]

In 2006, 230 residents of Margaliot were evacuated to the Neve Hadassah youth village near Netanya due to Katyusha rocket fire from Lebanon.[3]

Notable residentsEdit


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Freundlich, Amir (September 2007). "Hunin Fortress: Preliminary plan for conservation and development". Conservation Department: Heritage Preservation in Israel. Israel Antiquities Authority. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  3. ^ Azoulay, Yuval (July 18, 2006). "Moshav Margaliot relocates to Netanya". Haaretz. Retrieved April 19, 2019.